Accepted for Publication: April 3, 2012.
Published Online: July 16, 2012. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2012.1003
Author Contributions: Dr Jack had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Jack, Ou, Chea, Hou, Prak, Tokmoh, Herbison, and Gibson. Acquisition of data: Jack, Ou, Chea, Chhin, Devenish, Dunbar, Eang, Ly, Khin, Prak, Reach, Talukder, Tokmoh, Herbison, and Gibson. Analysis and interpretation of data: Jack, Ou, Devenish, Hou, Ly, Prak, Reach, Tokmoh, Leon de la Barra, Hill, Herbison, and Gibson. Drafting of the manuscript: Jack, Hill, and Gibson. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Jack, Ou, Chea, Chhin, Devenish, Dunbar, Eang, Hou, Ly, Khin, Prak, Reach, Talukder, Tokmoh, Leon de la Barra, Hill, Herbison, and Gibson. Statistical analysis: Jack, Leon de la Barra, and Herbison. Obtained funding: Jack, Ou, Chea, Chhin, Hou, Prak, Reach, and Tokmoh. Administrative, technical, and material support: Jack, Ou, Chea, Chhin, Devenish, Dunbar, Eang, Hou, Ly, Khin, Prak, Reach, Talukder, Tokmoh, Hill, and Gibson. Study supervision: Jack, Ou, Chea, Chhin, Dunbar, Eang, Hou, Ly, Khin, Prak, Reach, Talukder, Tokmoh, Leon de la Barra, Hill, Herbison, and Gibson.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by the A2Z Micronutrient Project, Academy for Educational Development, US Agency for International Development, Cambodia Health Sector Support Projects I & II (World Bank, Department for International Development, Australian Agency for International Development, United Nations Children's Fund, United Nations Population Fund, and French Cooperation), World Health Organization Cambodia, and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. Dr Jack is a recipient of the Lady King Scholarship, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Role of the Sponsors: The A2Z Micronutrient Project advisors reviewed the study protocol. No sponsors had any role in the design or conduct of the study; collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
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Additional Contributions: We thank the children and their caregivers, families, and communities of Svay Rieng Operational Health District who participated enthusiastically in this study. We acknowledge the Provincial Health Department, Operational Health District and Health Centre staff, and especially the Village Health Support Groups for their active roles in implementing this study. We acknowledge the dedicated team of surveyors and phlebotomists,the Svay Rieng Provincial Hospital, Mom Chandara, MSc, and the National Institute of Public Health Laboratory, National Paediatric Hospital Laboratory, and their staffs for the use of their facilities. The Good Food for Children Study Steering Committee, the National Nutrition Program, and Helen Keller International Cambodia staff played a crucial role in overseeing the implementation of this study, data collection, and data entry. We acknowledge the support of Robert Johnston, MPH, and Phil Harvey, PhD, for their work in the earlier stages of the study and Juergen Erhardt, PhD, and Karl Bailey, PhD, for their laboratory expertise. Finally, we acknowledge the National Institute of Public Health and National Maternal and Child Health Centre of the Ministry of Health Cambodia for their support of this study